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defdaz
defdaz
11 October

Show us your facade...

Show us your facade...
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Coral Homes Daydream 30 with Coolum (I think) portico.

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defdaz
Oct 11, 2021 9:09 pm
Builderg
Builderg
27 August

How often do you visit your site?

How often do you visit your site?
1 ... 34, 35, 36

Does anyone know if we can go beyond 5 km to visit our building site for PCI? I'm thinking it's not allowed but then it is kinda essential to progress the build to…

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Builderg
Aug 27, 2021 5:09 pm
springtime
springtime
19 November

Things you forget - summary page 32

Things you forget - summary page 32
1 ... 58, 59, 60

Hi Everyone, Wow, so much has changed since we built our house in 2010. If you read the thread from the beginning, you'll read the fiasco that happened with Westminster…

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springtime
Nov 19, 2021 11:00 am

Masterton - Westwood

Masterton - Westwood
1, 2

We have approved plans and are waiting for construction plans, very close to starting. Masterton have been good through pre construction especially with covid making…

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Tex088
Dec 04, 2021 9:08 am

Retaining wall to start on Monday Lessgo

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CD12JD
Dec 04, 2021 8:09 am
CD12JD

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 812, 813, 814

Contracts signed and 5% deposit paid :D

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diepiggy
Dec 04, 2021 7:03 am

Comment on Price Estimate

Comment on Price Estimate

Hi Jason and Boris, Thanks, your responses have been really helpful. I appreciate there isn't a lot to go on; the main thing I took away from your comments was exactly…

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simis2626
Dec 03, 2021 11:26 pm
simis2626

Building Doulton 50 with Metricon

Building Doulton 50 with Metricon
1, 2, 3

We went with their downlights, and got batten holders in the rooms we wish to add other pendants (or a…

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RameshN
Dec 03, 2021 8:24 pm

7 Months, No Brickie!

7 Months, No Brickie!

It's all too common right now in WA, most especially if you're with a BGC company, soon enough they'll probably issue you a price increase as well if you're extra lucky!

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Echo2k3
Dec 03, 2021 8:16 pm
stanks
stanks
14 h

Vegetation Scrape?

Vegetation Scrape?

So, a couple of weeks ago, our builder noted that our vacant lot had some long grass that needed to be 'cut back' and some rocks removed. I thought this was fair enough,…

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stanks
Dec 03, 2021 7:29 pm
Tess11
Tess11
15 h

Simonds Gallery prices

Simonds Gallery prices
QLD

Hey all! Hoping to start our home building journey soon! We have a bit of a tight budget and have found Simonds is fitting our budget and needs the most. I have factored…

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Tess11
Dec 03, 2021 6:10 pm

Stolen Water Meter

Stolen Water Meter
WA

We have a perfect solution for the security of your meters Meter Box Lock is providing the services for .

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MeterBoxLock
Dec 03, 2021 5:47 pm
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Crystal12
Dec 03, 2021 3:54 pm

Which Home Builder provides best value & flexibility?

Which Home Builder provides best value & flexibility?
VIC

might be worth looking at Kingsbridge Homes, they provide more flexibility then the bigger volume builders and at a very affordable price.

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Hoffy05
Dec 03, 2021 3:33 pm

Menangle Park

Menangle Park
NSW

In your council specifications it needs to be a H2 slab or better due to mine subsidence. There are two private FB groups where you can find a whole lot more info…

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dazedandconfused
Dec 03, 2021 2:55 pm

Building inspection stages

Building inspection stages

Why won't they allow you to accompany the inspector? What's to hide?

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Kippers01
Dec 03, 2021 12:51 pm

Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat

Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat
NSW
1 ... 11, 12, 13

UPDATE! So our builder entered our house into the Master Builders Association NSW Excellence in Housing Awards 2021, and we won our category! Very exciting, and also…

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Hillsbuilds
Dec 03, 2021 12:26 pm

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Sparkyf
Dec 03, 2021 11:54 am
Sparkyf

Building with Metricon Middleton 25

Building with Metricon Middleton 25

Look up my build thread, for some ideas.. pls don't hesitate to DM for any questions. Good Luck !!

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RameshN
Dec 03, 2021 10:52 am
RameshN
RameshN
2 December

KDR Metricon Liberty - Hampshire 45 QLD

KDR Metricon Liberty - Hampshire 45 QLD
QLD
1 ... 87, 88, 89

I have used the guide to consider few options.. in fact I even downloaded the VIC guide to explore few variations.. Looks like we are at the same stage !! Good Luck

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RameshN
Dec 02, 2021 8:47 pm
strannik
strannik
2 December

Bathroom floor much higher than main floor

Bathroom floor much higher than main floor

Can't they just shave off part of that to make a smooth transition? We also have a level difference between bathroom floors and the adjacent area, but the way they managed…

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strannik
Dec 02, 2021 7:24 pm
strannik
strannik
2 December

Lot Street address wrong on the title

Lot Street address wrong on the title
WA

Is it 'wrong' or not as you expected it to be? Are the covenants set by council or someone else? Your 'main entry' doesn't always have to be a driveway. It can be just a…

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strannik
Dec 02, 2021 7:14 pm
tranlan257
tranlan257
2 December

Prefab building manufacturers in Melbourne

Prefab building manufacturers in Melbourne

Does anyone know a few prefab manufacturers in Melbourne? Looking for quotations of timber materials (wall frames, floor joists, roof trusses) to frame the house. Thanks LT

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tranlan257
Dec 02, 2021 4:11 pm
Doozer1905
Doozer1905
2 December

Building price increases

Building price increases
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

StructuralBIMGuy you must be living under a rock to say society trusts Enginners it would be the same as saying I'm going to get lucky with Angelina Jolie! Look at the…

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Doozer1905
Dec 02, 2021 3:24 pm
Crystal12
Crystal12
2 December

GJ Gardner or Metricon

GJ Gardner or Metricon

Hi Which one did you choose? How is your experience? Thanks

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2012
Crystal12
Dec 02, 2021 1:59 am
FHB_NSW
FHB_NSW
1 December

Subject to finance approval clause in the building contract

Subject to finance approval clause in the building contract

Hi All, My apology for reposting it. However doing so with the hope of getting some definitive answers or experience someone went through Hi What's the protection of…

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FHB_NSW
Dec 01, 2021 3:50 pm
FHB_NSW
FHB_NSW
1 December

House and land package (split contract) loan approval in NSW

House and land package (split contract) loan approval in NSW

Hi All, New here and posted the same post earlier and posting again with the hope of getting some valuable advise from the experts. Hi All, New in the group and…

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FHB_NSW
Dec 01, 2021 3:46 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
1 December

New Build - Interior Designers Melbourne

New Build - Interior Designers Melbourne

You should have posted this question in the Interiors section ... viewforum.php?f=6 to get more replies. Stewie

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Stewie D
Dec 01, 2021 11:01 am
Sam B6
Sam B6
1 December

Building with fowler homes

Building with fowler homes
NSW
1, 2, 3

We have completed all appointments (awaiting quotes from kitchen and internals). DA approval has been granted but nothing can happen until all quotes are received and…

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Sam B6
Dec 01, 2021 12:18 am
stonesthrow
stonesthrow
30 November

Eaves that conform to passive solar guidelines

Eaves that conform to passive solar guidelines
VIC

You may already know this but there is also a rule of thumb about glazing amount e.g in Adelaide the total glazed area (windows and glass doors)…

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stonesthrow
Nov 30, 2021 11:16 pm
anged
anged
30 November

Thomas Archer Bayside Build

Thomas Archer Bayside Build
VIC
1 ... 17, 18, 19

Thanks that is helpful. All sorted!

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anged
Nov 30, 2021 3:12 pm
Rowan.g
Rowan.g
30 November

Metricon Studio M Costing

Metricon Studio M Costing

Hi, Reaching out here on a limb to see if anyone has a spreadsheet with studio M costings from within the last year or 2. I'd like to cost things out a bit before…

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Rowan.g
Nov 30, 2021 2:37 pm
Spsingh
Spsingh
30 November

Metronest builder review

Metronest builder review
VIC
1, 2

Very True

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Spsingh
Nov 30, 2021 8:03 am
strannik
strannik
29 November

Right time to lock builder when title is 8 months away.

Right time to lock builder when title is 8 months away.
VIC

If the prices do go up, do you think the builder will build your house at a loss to himself?

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strannik
Nov 29, 2021 10:58 pm
luca.321
luca.321
29 November

Builder hasn't applied for Permit

Builder hasn't applied for Permit

Ah ok, the poster was talking about H&L Vitoria / Escape Homes

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luca.321
Nov 29, 2021 9:57 pm
Spazzen
Spazzen
29 November

How long from start to frame finish stage?

How long from start to frame finish stage?
NSW

From the first day they touched the site to frames was about 6-7 weeks, most of that time was waiting for the frames and trusses to arrive. The frames were up and…

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Spazzen
Nov 29, 2021 8:46 pm
Amacy
Amacy
29 November

Land development stages

Land development stages

Hi Everyone, I was just after some general information and some feedback based on experience on the general timeframes and stages to go from raw land to registration…

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Amacy
Nov 29, 2021 4:22 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
29 November

Knockdown rebuild setback (Sydney)

Knockdown rebuild setback (Sydney)

You need to look at the council guidelines for setbacks which are something like Dwelling Houses 4A Section 2 and have a read. I think you'd be able to use the church like…

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Stewie D
Nov 29, 2021 11:03 am
AnjC
AnjC
29 November

Knock down rebuild - where to live?

Knock down rebuild - where to live?

Simon Just to chime in - you can absolutely live in your granny flat - I am doing exactly that as I type! I just negotiated it with my builder. In today’s market…

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AnjC
Nov 29, 2021 11:01 am
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
29 November

Need Help

Need Help

Hi Helen Just text me on 0431 712 792 and we will arrange a time to chat today Cheers Simeon

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Ashington Homes
Nov 29, 2021 10:36 am
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
Ashington Homes
29 November

Building & Developing A Duplex In North Ryde

Building & Developing A Duplex In North Ryde
1, 2, 3, 4

Yep it was in the contract. The 10.7 certificate mentions it, and I have been doing a bit of work around the area over the last 6 years, so I went in with my eyes open.…

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Ashington Homes
Nov 29, 2021 8:35 am
Ashington Homes
Ardo
Ardo
28 November

Construction Waste

Construction Waste

Perhaps he is not going to cover up. Maybe just ask him what he intends on doing with it. But grab happy snaps first... for your records.

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Ardo
Nov 28, 2021 9:15 pm
RameshN
RameshN
28 November

Blacktown NSW KDR with King Homes

Blacktown NSW KDR with King Homes
NSW
1, 2

Can you share details of your cut & fill (in MM) and the class of the slab you have ? Looks pretty flat (excellent !!) & almost double layering of slabs from slab…

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RameshN
Nov 28, 2021 6:24 pm
savan
savan
28 November

Henley Homes Review

Henley Homes Review

Again they are all subcontractors. we build with henley before and happy with them.

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savan
Nov 28, 2021 1:48 pm
savan
savan
28 November

Anyone here built house with Henley Northhampton facade?

Anyone here built house with Henley Northhampton facade?

If possible walk in to a Electra 35 Display, because you should feel what you are going to get. my suggestion is like test drive,you must walk through before commit. If…

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savan
Nov 28, 2021 1:34 pm
savan
savan
28 November

Knock Down Rebuild

Knock Down Rebuild

we are in Melbourne and doing knock down with Henley Henley pricing are upfront except site cost. Carlisle is the other choice here in vic I like the emperor and montessa…

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savan
Nov 28, 2021 1:12 pm
RameshN
RameshN
28 November

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
VIC

We are building a Vantage in NSW, look up my build thread & you would get some guidance on the realistic timelines (so far) & feel free to DM for any questions !! …

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RameshN
Nov 28, 2021 11:50 am
aussieta
aussieta
27 November

Fencing/ Boundary issue

Fencing/ Boundary issue
NSW

locate the survey pegs and show them to neighbour

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aussieta
Nov 27, 2021 8:55 am
aussieta
ren_ho
ren_ho
26 November

ICF Vs Hebel

ICF Vs Hebel
VIC

I'd briefly looked into ICF as it looked like a promising technique, but it seems very uncommon and therefore hard to find builders for.

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ren_ho
Nov 26, 2021 8:10 pm
lasotm
lasotm
26 November

Metricon Riviera 54

Metricon Riviera 54

Hey There, I'm looking at one of these - obviously the spec will differ greatly, but I'd be curious what your price was including all the extras? Also, did you do any…

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lasotm
Nov 26, 2021 11:45 am
Kippers01
Kippers01
26 November

Weird Kaplan homes PCI (new home inspection) requirement

Weird Kaplan homes PCI (new home inspection) requirement

Dont get distracted by bits of blue tape on cosmetic paint blemishes that will be quickly touched up later. Focus on the main game! Get a professional inspection at PCI…

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Kippers01
Nov 26, 2021 11:32 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
26 November

How is this design in terms of site cost and livability?

How is this design in terms of site cost and livability?

New home Salesman, Owners with apps, Designers, Artists, Architects are now becoming front line estimators and builders, well they think they are? LOL, Certifiers,…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 26, 2021 9:46 am
StructuralBIMGuy
MCKINNA
MCKINNA
25 November

Clarendon help please (Boston 28)

Clarendon help please (Boston 28)

Hi Dreamhome32 I was just wanting to know how your facade ended up? Were you able to adjust the classic facade and put cladding down the front? Thanks,

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MCKINNA
Nov 25, 2021 3:23 pm

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